Kushinagar attractions

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Kushinagar

Mahaparinirvana Temple

The highlight of this modest temple, rebuilt in 1927 and set among extensive lawns and ancient excavated ruins with a circumambulatory path, is its serene 5th-century reclining Buddha, unearthed in 1876. Six metres …
Buddhist Temple in Kushinagar

Wat Thai Complex

Features an elaborate temple, beautifully maintained gardens with bonsai-style trees, a monastery and a temple containing a gilded Buddha. There’s also a Sunday school and health clinic across the street, both of wh…
Buddhist Site in Kushinagar

Ramabhar Stupa

Architecturally, this half-ruined 15m-high stupa is little more than a large, dome-shaped clump of red bricks, but there's an unmistakable aura about this place that is hard to ignore. This is where Buddha’s body is…
Buddhist Temple in Kushinagar

Mahasukhamdada Chin Thargyi Pagoda & Myanmar Temple

This white, octagonal temple is topped by a graceful golden spire. The peaceful vibe is a thrown off a bit by the somewhat creepy statues surrounding the temple, which are meant to represent people circumambulating …
Buddhist Temple in Kushinagar

Mathakuar Temple

This small shrine, set among monastery ruins, marks the spot where Buddha is said to have made his final sermon. It now houses a 3m-tall blue-stone Buddha statue, thought to date from the 10th century AD.
Buddhist Site in Kushinagar

Maharparinirvana Stupa

An ancient, 19m-tall stupa on the grounds of the Mahaparinirvana Temple.
Buddhist Temple in Kushinagar

Korean Temple

The Korean Temple in Kushinagar.
Museum in Kushinagar

Buddha Museum

Exhibits Buddhist relics, sculptures and terracotta unearthed from the Kushinagar region, as well as some Tibetan thangkas (rectangular cloth paintings) and Mughal miniature paintings.
Ghat in Kushinagar

Buddha Ghat

This small ghat on the Hiranyavati River was built in remembrance of Buddha's cremation near the river banks.
Buddhist Site in Kushinagar

Dalai Lama Bell

A a large bell erected by the Dalai Lama on the grounds of ancient Kushinagar, near Maharparinirvana Stupa.